A Poole optometrist is putting down his ophthalmoscope to compete in a knockout boxing event on Friday, to raise money for children’s charity Julia’s House.

Boxing night at Meyrick Hall

Sinan Khan, store director at Specsavers in Poole, is hoping to smash his fundraising target by taking part in the boxing night, which takes place on Friday 18 September at Meyrick Hall in Bournemouth.

Specsavers staff members will be cheering Sinan on at the event after taking part in a staff raffle to win tickets, and have been encouraging customers to donate via his JustGiving page.

Smashing the fundraising target

Sinan says: ‘I’ve been boxing for five years and thought this would be a great opportunity to both raise money for charity and do a sport I love!

‘Specsavers in Poole has been doing various fundraising activities over the past months to raise as much money as possible for Julia’s House, so I’m keen to help push this total up even further. We also decided to raffle off tickets at £5 per entry to the staff, which are worth £100 each. I’d like to thank everyone for their donations so far – I’ve raised nearly £1,000 and can’t wait to see the final total!’

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